A 39-year-old Marvell man faces numerous charges after he fled from police and threatened the arresting officer Sunday

A 39-year-old Marvell man faces numerous charges after he fled from police and threatened the arresting officer Sunday night in Marvell.
James Williams, 39, of 113 Ward St. in Marvell, faces charges of possession of a firearm by certain persons, battery in the second degree, fleeing, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening.
Williams was stopped on a routine traffic stop by Marvell police officer Sgt. Robert Wahl. During the stop, the officer observed the handle of a gun sticking out of Williams right front pocket.
Williams ran from the scene with the officer pursuing him. When Wahl attempted to place Williams under arrest a scuffle ensued and the officer suffered a broken thumb and had to have stitches in his hand as a result of the fight.
Williams was allegedly found in possession of a .38 special and a clear bag of a leafy green substance, which field-tested positive for marijuana.
He also allegedly threatened the officer when taken to the Marvell Police Department for processing.
Williams is being held in the Phillips County Jail on a $43,000 bond.